Himalayan Art Resources

Subject: Divination Page

Abstract Concepts In Art Glossary

Subjects, Topics & Types:
- Divination Explanation
- Divination Outline
- Astrology
- Prophecy
- Omen: weather, crow, dreams, others
- Geomancy
- Oracles
- Deities According to Function
- Confusions
- Others...

Deities Used for Divination:
- Manjushri
- Shri Devi Magzor Gyalmo
- Nechung Chogyong (Pehar)
- Tsiu Marpo
- Dorje Shugden
- King Gesar
- Tseringma
- Yudronma
- Others...

Divination Equipment
- Mirror
- Mala (Prayer Beads)
- Dreams
- Dice
- Drum
- Sheep Bone
- String (ju-tig)
- Bowl of Water
- Skullcup
- Thumbnail
- Rebirth Game
- Others...

Monastery & Divination Deity
- Samye (U-tsang): Tsi’u Marpo
- Nechung (U-tsang): Pehar Gyalpo
- Gadong (U-tsang): Pehar Gyalpo
- Chojin Lama Temle (Mongolia): Dorje Shugden
- Others...

Many of the Tibetan Worldly deities are employed in divination rituals. The deities listed above, two of which are Wisdom Deities, Manjushri and Shri Devi are the most commonly used. The Hevajra system employs several different techniques.

Jeff Watt 6-2017 [updated 1-2019]